From: Tuscany, Italy
Blend: 95% Sangiovese and 5% Colorino
Taste & Critical Acclaim: 90 pts Wine Spectator
“Pure and focused, with black cherry, blackberry, violet and wild herb aromas and flavors working in lockstep with the firm, well-integrated structure. The finish is long, if a bit compact now. Sangiovese and Colorino. Drink now through 2030. 25,000 cases made, 2,000 cases imported. “
Pairing: Chianti has great acidity, enough tannin for character, and a spicy/smoky finish that makes it a popular pairing with common Italian food dishes. Spaghetti or Pasta Bolognese, Pizza, Veal Marsala, Lasagna, Eggplant/Veal & Chicken Parmesan (check out the recipe below) are all enhanced by the herbal notes and smoky finish.
By Melissa Clark
About. Located in the heart of Tuscany's Chianti Rufina area, this outstanding Italian red is crafted by the famed Masi family. After purchasing the Fattoria di Basciano in 1932, they quickly went to work removing the old plantings in favor of specialized Tuscan varieties. For the past 80 years, the Masi's have become world renown for their deeper versions of Chianti with full, intense flavors, excellent tannin structure and a round harmonious finish.
The Fattoria di Basciano is located in the heart of the Chianti Rufina area, overlooking the Argomenna valley on one side and the right bank of the Sieve River on the other. The vineyards are at an elevation of 300 meters above sea level, lying on a very stony soil, known locally as Galestro. The micro-climate is ideal for the ripening of the grapes, dry and breezy, marked by scarcity of rain and a remarkable range of night and day temperatures.
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